Public Safety

Okhay Owingeh Pueblo Man Sentenced to Probation for Embezzling $25,900 from Cities of Gold Casino

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning in Albuquerque federal court, Calvin R. Trujillo, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation for his conviction on a theft by an employee of a gaming establishment on Indian Land charge. Trujillo also was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution.

Trujillo pled guilty May 24 to criminal information charging him with theft by an employee of a gambling establishment on Indian Land, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In his plea agreement, Trujillo admitted that, between Nov. 10, 2010 and Dec. 22, 2010, he stole $25,900 from his employer,


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San Juan Prescribed Burn Scheduled in Jemez Ranger District

SFNF News:

Next week if conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin the 7,300 acre San Juan prescribed burn 3-5 miles northeast of Jemez Springs. 

Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day.

Prescribed burning is the managed application of fire to wildland fuels (woody material) under specified conditions, within predetermined boundaries in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels, provide community protection and restore forest health.

The burn area is 4-8 miles northwest of the community of Ponderosa.

During the three to five day burning period, 7,300 acres


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Small Blaze Burns in Brush Near Stables

Firefighters quickly doused a fire that broke out in brush near the west end of the stables on North Mesa. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Police and Firefighters examine the site of a small brush fire near the County stables on North Mesa. Foam was used to quickly douse the fire. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

At 12:40 p.m. today, smoke was reported east of the Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Firefighters were on the scene a short time later and found a small fire burning in brush near the western edge of the North Mesa Stables.

“We didn’t see


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County’s Student Shooter Drill Draws Praise

During this morning’s emergency response exercise at Los Alamos High School, police captured the crazed student shooter and placed her in the back of a patrol car for transport to jail. She explained her reason for killing six students and injuring 29 others during her shooting spree was that she had a “really lousy time” at the recent homecoming dance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Officers arrive at the scene of this morning’s simulated mass shooting at Los Alamos High School and prepare to enter the building where a female student is


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IT’S ONLY A DRILL: ‘Operation Hilltopper’ Underway at Los Alamos High School

COUNTY News:

“Operation Hilltopper” is underway this morning at Los Alamos High School. Emergency first response organizations in Los Alamos County have, for the past year, been training their personnel, polishing their plans and tweaking their equipment in a comprehensive effort aimed at preparing to deal with a scenario that nobody hopes will ever arise – an active shooter loose at a school.   

“Operation Hilltopper” is a full-scale exercise designed to test police, fire, emergency medical support, Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2012

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 27 at 10:59 a.m. / A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that someone harassed her on Diamond Drive. The matter is under investigation.

Sept. 27 at 11:55 a.m. / A 12-year-old Los Alamos boy reported that he was a victim of larceny at Los Alamos Middle School. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Sept. 27 at 2:25 p.m. / Police charged a 17-year-old Los Alamos boy with battery at Los Alamos High


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Cheese and Popcorn Recalls Issued

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department issued press releases for recalls on two products sold in New Mexico.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn products were recalled including:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Almond Biscotti
  • American Cheese
  • Apple Crisp
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Black & White Drizzle
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Roasted Peanuts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Drizzle
  • Kettlecorn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Wasabi Reserve

The products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers and consumers through the Internet on or after


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CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 7

NMDOT Mill & Overlay on NM502 Continues
NM502 (Main Hill) to Los Alamos will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, and weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the NMDOT completes milling and paving operations.
 
If necessary, work will continue on Saturday, Oct. 13 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Work is occurring from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to De Colores and the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the townsite. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by October 14. Motorists should use NM4/East Jemez Road truck

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DEA’S Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Nets Another Big Haul

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.– For the fifth time in two years, Americans emptied medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs and took them to collection sites located throughout the United States as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Last Saturday, Sept. 29, DEA’s state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, working at more than 5,263 locations, collected 488,395 pounds (244 tons) of prescription medications from members of the public.
 
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